Emerging Counter-Culture Conservative versus Progressive McCain

Emerging Counter-Culture Conservative versus  Progressive McCain

Eight years ago I challenged the status quo on illegal immigration without thought of political parties or ideology.  My goal was to bring into peoples’ attention the stark reality of our border insecurity. The two main political parties were part of a three-ring circus with Democrats and Republicans whistled on stage by the Ring Master –main stream media personalities.  Among Progressives like McCain, little has changed.

Today, conservative media personalities seem to be maneuvering to upstage each other. For example: neoconservative Mark Levin has criticized populist Glenn Beck.

In this mix, I consider myself an independent conservative and a Counter-Culture Conservative. My mission is, and always has been, to open the eyes of a widely apathetic citizenry.

I agree with Beck when he says that a President McCain would have been no better than President Obama. It partially explains why I’m challenging John McCain in the Republican primary next August.

Progressive McCain voted for TARP, nurtured Cap & Trade, and accepted the scientifically dubious premise that global warming is manmade as well as a clear and present danger to the planet. McCain ‘progressively’ engages in the healthcare debate rather than, as a genuine Conservative, leading a Senate effort to stop it on the grounds that it’s unconstitutional. And, McCain supports the failed organization that is the United Nations birthed during the beginnings by the progressive movement.

Meanwhile, we learn that Obama plans to reduce funding for border security. And, the truth is McCain never wanted to fix our porous borders. Joined by tens of thousands of citizens, I held a Tea Party on the border in 2005. We led the charge to stop the Progressive McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill in 2006. We forced Congress to build over 600 miles of fencing in 2007. The border problem still remains a serious issue regardless of the party in charge that will only improve when voters demand for change are heard.

In 2004, McCain told me, in person, “Chris, what you are doing on the border will bring more trouble than the drug cartels.” Beck was right on the border issue. A President McCain would have been no better than Obama. Today a unified McCain and Obama sit idly by allowing the drug cartels to expand their criminal activities into U.S. cities and essentially control America’s southern border.

I respect the Libertarian principles of Constitution, Freedom and Liberty. My run as a registered Republican will promote the GOP in becoming the party that once again embraces those principles. Among some in the Republican establishment the attitude toward me is “How dare you! Who the hell gave you permission to do this! You’re going to screw the whole damn thing up.”

I fully expected that response. It’s symptomatic of a political party that needs an awakening. And I believe that awakening will be delivered upon it by patriotic voters in 2010 in Arizona.

My response to the GOP establishment, and to Mark Levin, in defense of Beck is that Beck is doing what all good teachers do-what I did as a teacher. He’s starting with the basics – government 101 – and building from there.

My love of the Constitution and my deep respect for the freedom-loving conservatives of Arizona call me to run against John McCain.  He, progressive liberals, and the professional GOP party loyalists should take note. People are demanding that politicians return their government to its Constitutional foundation. In the next election, they will elect Congressional representatives who will protect our free market economic system, our borders, and our national security.

So I’m running as a states’ rights candidate. And I will, when elected, work to protect the state from federal government encroachments. I will work closely with Arizona’s elected representatives to protect the rights of Arizona’s citizens. I will not enter the Senate with the overriding goal of working for the GOP or the federal government. I will go to bring a message from the American people that says, “Keep it simple; stay out of our private lives; do what’s necessary to defend the nation. And don’t impede our industry or stand in the way of our enterprising spirit flourishing once again.”

Chris Simcox

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Obama’s socialism, A weak national defense

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Troubling news abound in this WSj article and the news that we have a surplus of Army National Guardsmen. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124174053175598779.html#mod%3DdjemEditorialPage%26articleTabs%3Darticle A Pacific Warning. Australia prepares for U.S. decline. If Australia is concerned about the security of the Pacific region we know our enemies are also paying attention. Our Western flank and the Gulf of Mexico are already vulnerable security risks, examples being boatloads of drugs and illegal aliens found beached as far north as Santa Barbara. Our southern border and the Gulf coast of Texas and Mexico is rife with organized smuggling operations. The resourceful transportation techniques include cartels utilizing ultralight aircraft, scuba divers and even a small fleet of drug smuggling submarines. Australia is bulking up its defenses in response to our inability to defend the region and understands under the current administration the situation will get worse before it gets better. Obama has no interest in stimulating our economy through a strong national defense and no doubt the enemies of America are plotting to exploit our well advertised weak links in Regional Homeland Security. China owns the Panama Canal and is building military defenses in our back yard. Obama seems to be missing the obvious in addressing border and coastal security. A couple of hundred new special agents are planned to address a major security crisis while tens of thousands of Army reservists are not used to fill the gap to prevent any illegal entry in remote under protected areas. Instead of cutting back on recruitment and actually planning to reduce the numbers of personnel why are we not utilizing them to secure our borders and coasts? People need jobs and we have plenty of work to accomplish along our borders and coastal boundaries; let’s put America to work defending America. A strong defense is for the common good, It’s common sense and it’s Constitutionally sound practice and the mandated responsibility of our U.S. Senate. The only jobs Obama has any business creating and funding are defense jobs because his oath is to protect our life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness. Thank God for those who serve in our U.S. military, the more the better.

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Obama May Adopt Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Border Security Plan


A recent Press release – we are getting everything needed to secure the border – just for all the wrong reasons and way late.

Just weeks after taking office, President Obama has announced he is considering troop deployment to our southern border.


Since 2002, Chris Simcox and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps have been sounding the alarm and warning of the escalating national security crisis that we now face on our border with an increasingly destabilized Mexico.


National Guard troops can be stationed at military bases like Fort Huachuca and can shut down the heavily-trafficked cartel routes in places like the mountains just above that high security military base in southeastern Arizona.


During the recent national campaign, Simcox and MCDC Vice President Carmen Mercer personally delivered a detailed report and plans for securing the border to Obama’s D.C. Senate office, and again after President Obama took office MCDC executives sent a detailed report and plan for securing the border.  With the exponential increase in murderous cartel violence along the border, Mr. Obama is now obviously considering the need to heed good counsel.


Minutemen stand ready to welcome U.S. troops to protect American property owners, law enforcement personnel and even support law-and-order Mexican patriots defending their people along the war-zone border, if necessary.


Since 2002 Chris Simcox has been warning of the crisis which now confronts us.


It is unfortunate that although we in the border security movement warned our officials of this impending crisis when we started the border watch movement after the 9/11 attacks, the government failed to act. Senator McCain and Gov. Napolitano were urgently and repeatedly warned of the accelerating national security and public safety threat at the border by our Minuteman movement, and their inaction has directly led to the proliferation and Fortune 100-like corporate growth of the international drug cartels — which have now also systematically absorbed and control all forms of human smuggling and other forms of contraband, including arms and weapons running.


It is something of a relief to MCDC to think that our volunteers may realize a major goal of 7 years grueling activist work, by finally having our posts — we hope and pray — taken over by National Guard and U.S. military deployments adequate to the threat.  From day one in 2002 we have always warned of the threat presented by the ruthless cartel networks, our analyses calling for many thousands of well-armed and supported U.S. troops were reviewed and embraced by alert Congressmen — and now we look forward to President Obama doing his duty and our being honorably relieved of our posts on watch.   The citizen volunteers of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps long for the day when we can certify and report to the American people that our borders are, indeed, secure.  But will the President, in fact, act?


Thus far this year, to all available evidence, crossings are somewhat down, violence is massively up. The cartels are locked into mortal combat among themselves, and with the Mexican military — and the U.S. military is unavoidably needed to secure America’s safety, sovereignty and national security. Now is the perfect opportunity to end the border security issue once and for all, and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps plan is the only practical solution.

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McCain, Napolitano could have prevented cartel war in Mexico

I just had to share the audio from the second half of my internet radio show -it air weekly on Thursdays at 9 pm EST.

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-IiDQbjk_4&feature=related

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jue5d7Vjhuc&feature=related

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc6FcVU7i5k

www.rfcradio.com

Just be sure and listen in on your computer – the station ROCKS, if that is what you like!

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International terroristic cartels control high ground on US/Mexico border Similarities drawn in Pakistan/Afghanistan conflict

Finally the lame-stream media is beginning to discuss the war raging among the human/drug smuggling crime cartels in Mexico who are vying for control of the brutal, lucrative trade.

Cartel violence has reached unprecedented levels along the U.S.-Mexico border, and is fostering a pandemic of home invasions, kidnappings and murders throughout the United States of America.

“President Obama inherited three wars, the most critical right here at home along our southern and northern national boundaries. Our southern border presents a full-blown national security crisis, and a serious domestic threat to public safety, that has affected every community within a day’s drive of the Mexico line.  Mr. Obama better not tell the imperiled American people we don’t have enough money or manpower, or it is not a priority, to secure our borders. And John McCain should be drawing up battle plans to protect U.S. citizens by sending the U.S. Marines to the border instead of quibbling over the cost of a single helicopter named Marine One,”

“Time for stop-gap measures or waiting for other nations to mend their ways has run out.  Mexico’s president Calderon and his government will also need much more than a half billion of our tax dollars (Meridia Plan) to battle international terrorist organizations that control almost every city throughout Mexico. Our National Guard and Marines must be deployed to protect American interests, including lives and property, along our border.”

The same international smuggling operations shooting it out at the border have active organized criminal cells in over 195 U.S. cities, according to a recent Department of Justice report.
Minutemen stationed along the border from Texas to California and Washington to New York State continued to report an egregious lack of U.S. border security and high vulnerability to incursion, facilitated by criminal networks of outposts dotting the high ground along the entire border.  Minuteman volunteers have scoured the trails and have identified drug cartel and smuggler’s outposts at high elevations all along the border in California and Arizona.

It will take an immediate deployment of 8,000 National Guard and special ops personnel to contain the extremely violent and terroristic international crime organizations that control the mountainous passages of the U.S./Mexico border.
For over 7 years, our organization have been at the forefront of helping secure the United States borders and coastal boundaries against the unlawful entry of individuals, contraband and even foreign military in an all-volunteer effort to protect law-abiding American citizens, and uphold the rule of law.

I have long argued publicly against the policies advocated by renowned so-called border security tough guys who grandstand on feeble proposals and media-driven border security “initiatives.”  That list of the feeble and the failed is topped by Senator John McCain and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, recently appointed as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.  The frightening reality is that drug and human smuggling is unquestionably one of the most pressing security issues facing our nation, and its effects have been devastating to the well-being of American citizens in countless communities across the country.

More than 8,000 individuals were killed in Mexico due to drug related violence in the last two years alone; the Mexican drug cartels reportedly supply illegal drugs to their gang member affiliates in at least 230 U.S. cities; and 240 cartel-related kidnappings occurred last year alone in Phoenix, Arizona.  The statistics of crisis do not lie.

Americans along the border have long locked and loaded – thanks to people like John McCain it is now become part of our culture. People who live along our southern border have been waiting for leadership who will respond to the critical implications of not protecting the rights of private property owners. Or, maybe they do, and this is the way they like it.
If the people’s government does not respond soon, the government of the people and by the people will respond and the Minutemen organization does not want to be in the way when Americans begin defending American private property. All we can do is get out of the way and say, I told you so.

Chris Simcox

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Border Security Stimulus Would Create 2 Million Jobs In 2 Years

It’s been a busy week, picking through the thousand pages of how the federal government, our elected representatives, are figuring they can squander money that they’re going to print out of thin air.
This phony money supports what is nothing less than the US Congress and the new Obama administration abusing the power of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government — the abuse of power is unconstitutional.  This is nothing but a buy-out of existing constituencies, and a co-opting of new collaborators in the dismantling of liberty via privileged programs to support the obedient taxpayer and those who don’t even pay taxes being duped into thinking they will benefit from Robin Hood the Federal Government’s redistribution of wealth.
What would be Constitutional? To provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.
Now that discussion would be a great place to start.
Instead of creating jobs, much of the proposed stimulus spending goes to keep people in existing jobs, hoping that they and others, like the wealthy, will spend “our” economy into high gear resulting in the re-creation of jobs once lost. But how many of those jobs will come back? And how fast?
Kind of like what is required to be a US congressman or US senator.  It is actually very simple.  We should not be talking about a stimulus bill in the first place.  However, It does gives media something to do.
There should be no discussion about government controlling banking or business.  What we the people should be asking is why the government is not spending the money it has the authority approval and constitutional mandate to employ like a strong national defense.
You can solve the problem through public/private partnerships. If you must go for government job creation, what about creating new jobs and doing it quickly based on a simple formula built on a common and simple required skill set that requires minimal entry level training?
Any discussion or any ounce of energy wasted by any federal representatives is based primarily on a fallacious concept. So, where are the people clamoring to talk about that?  The primary argument should be for national security growing to meet the demands – no one should be wasting time on a stimulus plan.
Our government representatives have yet to meet many of their constitutional obligations and many primary mandates based on their job descriptions have gone unfulfilled and blatantly ignored.
Knowing “something has to be done and will be done ” why has not one conservative or responsible Democrat proposed a plan to create real jobs that have a real purpose and provide a tangible benefit to all Americans?

How about we start with the basic principle responsibility of government, Constitution, Section 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

We appreciate the work of conscientious conservatives to expose and carve out the unnecessary fat and in many cases rightfully challenging ridiculously obvious campaign support payoffs buried in the stimulus bill — but I have to ask, why is not one conservative leader countering with a real job plan?
If they won’t, then I will.
We need leadership that can think like the common man, with simple, principled and results oriented planning. Is there any conservative in the senate we can count on?
Never mind.
I’ll propose a plan that will create jobs — take it or leave it.
Along our borders and coastal boundaries exists an urgent and severe security threat that should be defined as a crisis by everyone in the government and the media.
This crisis can be effectively countered by immediately employing upwards of 2 million people and engaging them in the work of defending our nation, repairing environmental damage and utilizing service, construction and vocational skills to repair, install and maintain America’s border and coastal security infrastructure.
I think America could be missing a golden opportunity to invest in real jobs for American citizens.
Just a $70 billion investment could support the thousands of well-trained Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement agents by increasing their salaries and with millions out of work these new jobs would be more appealing and prized by young families who are community and security minded.  Jobs would also be created for the seasoned, skilled American worker who still have families to support or who have lost retirement savings and are forced to work longer to retire. With a $70 billion investment we could, for example, afford to immediately increase the salaries of every Border Patrol agent to a minimum of $70,000 a year to reward those who put their lives on the line and the increase in salary will likely encourage recruitment to bolster vitally needed national security efforts in this under-manned force.

Take some advice from a practical, pragmatic conservative leader — secure our borders and coastal boundaries by hiring 2 million citizens to support Border Patrol and the Coast Guard with citizen auxiliary workers.
2 million extra sets of eyes and ears to watch over the security of America’s borders, air space and coastal boundaries. Millions of skilled workers available to install, operate, repair and improve America’s critically necessary security resources; a corps of patriotic, skilled and reliable citizens to repair, construct, maintain and protect our prized natural resources and watch over our critical energy, transportation and information infrastructure.

It can be done, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has set the standard and deployed thousands of volunteers to monitor national security conditions along our borders — and we have done it on the cheap, with effectiveness and have responsibly served our communities and nation proudly with honor.
This kind of taxpayer investment also serves as a strong reminder to the world that we establish ourselves as a sovereign nation and security begins on the shores and land borders of these United States.
I think it’s pretty simple, the model has been created by our organization and the private sector would explode with opportunities in creating local and regional security franchises. A $70 billion investment, would immediately invest in a $50,000 a year salary to hire, over the next 12 months, the first 500,000 citizens to do real work.  The real work would be to organize as a business opportunity a private civilian corps; if you imagine, a first responder type of organization that utilizes the skill, talent and work ethic of our military veterans, law-enforcement retirees and other capable and hard-working American men and women who, with this type of national investment could create a security network unlike anything the world has ever seen.

A $70 billion investment to create and support these 2 million American jobs for 10 years. This is a win -win for the taxpayers, especially if these jobs are combined with other infrastructure improvements, and include public-private partnership investment options for new construction, and installation and repair of existing critical infrastructure.
In the first year, and I mean this year, and stretching into next year this Citizen Security Corps can organize, train, equip and deploy over 500,000 willing American citizens to our northern border and southern borders and coastal boundaries. The American Can-Do attitude could quickly rally to create a national civilian security corps.  With jobs that provide a $50,000 annual starting salary, you can count on that providing a real stimulus to work, and workers who will produce practical and real results.
The Merida Plan, With a $70 billion investment we could Immediately increase the salaries of every Border Patrol agent to a minimum of $70,000 a year to reward those who put their lives on the line and the increase in salary will likely encourage recruitment to bolster national security efforts. $ 500 million that we just authorized to spend in support of Mexico’s efforts to defeat the terrorist cartels will do little to secure America’s borders.

A $70 billion investment in border and coastal security can help us win the war on drugs, protect the youth of America from drugs, gangs and terrorism and will create real jobs for Americans who have real concerns about national security, public safety and the quality of life in their communities. Let’s create a revitalization plan that begins with addressing our most embarrassing, divisive and intractable national problems.
Chris Simcox

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Reading The Tea Leaves – 2009

This is our our first newsletter of the year, and I know many of you have been wondering about the directions we will take in 2009.

I hope you will take the time to read every word and your
responses are encouraged. The following contains the summation of my thoughts, my feelings, my logic and my intelligence gathering in D.C. of how the Obama administration might deal with border issues. All I can say is that since it’s Christmas and the Holiday season, let’s throw in a dash of hope, a sprinkle of satisfaction and generous amount of determination -we’ll need it.

I have broken down my thoughts into sections that I will
expand upon in my blog over the next weeks and months.

Now that we are seeing the improvements on the border
security front, I feel we should start a discussion about details of a plan for future reform of the “Legal/authorized
immigration system. We can do that in our new forum and I
will do so in my blog.

WHAT IS EVERYONE ELSE SAYING?

Obama elect and his cabinet selections have a lot of folks
up in arms and dubious.  Many organizations have expressed their growing concerns about certain appointees to cabinet positions, I’m not as concerned.

After 7 years in this movement I remain optimistic and have
pointed out dozens of accomplishments that back up my
ascertain that we are winning this battle for America’s
borders.

I have a different attitude of optimism regarding Obama
and Napolitano and there have been red hot discussions
out there about how his administration will deal with border
security and illegal immigration.  I’ve been reading the blogs
and carefully monitoring news reports as well as info put out by other organizations.

Since the election  you’ve received my measured responses-other than being angry all the time there is the
another way to approach it – with an attitude of hope and
change – I am sincere and will remain so -until Obama
makes a bad move all we can do is encourage him to do
the right thing – what the American people want.
Use this link to let him know how you feel on this issue.


Obama wants our opinion on a plan of action – MCDC has a plan and it is likely more detailed than anything Obama has in mind at this point which is why I took the opportunity to send our plan to him – it was the least we could do to help his administration.
All we can do is take a practical and pragmatic approach
to how we realize our goals and how those goals will change
as we comprehensively move through the reform process. After all, I got into this movement to create an
organization that can help lead a reform movement to the
point where we can put ourselves out of business by solving
a problem.
I’ve learned a lot over the past seven years about how to
maintain a tempered and practical approach to the issue.  I
look at all sides, we all need to analyze the situation in the
macro and micro, it is complicated. So with some caution in
mind, and not wanting to overreact I have been sitting
back reading the tea leaves, and here’s what I think 2009
will look like in the border security and immigration reform
movement.

WHAT IS THE POSITION OF MCDC?

I say -Yes we can! I think 2009 will be a good year for border security and continued state and federal reforms regarding the employment of illegal aliens.
As President and spokesperson for MCDC  I have come to
the following conclusions by way of process; consider this a
summation of my conversations, intelligence gathering and
research over the past month.

Which leads me to the game plan for 2009 – at least as
things stand now.

Sorry, but Obama gets a fair chance from me. All we have
seen so far is campaign rhetoric. I do not think he will
overreach for amnesty in his first year and if he does, we are, as movement, on alert and ready to implement our citizen lobbying efforts for 2009.
Instead I see nothing short of a massive enforcement surge
in co-operation with Mexico.

Why?

A world war on terror.

A war in Mexico.

Almost foolproof Mexican passports being bought and sold
by terrorists.

Unprecedented anti-U.S. sentiment and outright animosity
from growing number of Latin American governments who
are more interested in working with Russia, China and Iran.
Obama and his cabinet should know well the crisis we face
along our southern border and coastal boundaries.

NAPOLITANO AS SECRETARY OF DHS?

Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security may just turn out to be the biggest surprise -actually more of a surprise to
others than to me.
Again,I will give her a fair chance to do the right thing and if
she does I will sing her praises.
Napolitano has a tough job ahead of her. She is inheriting a
crisis  which all levels of law enforcement acknowledge as
our greatest threat to national security and public safety.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal alien migrant workers; tens
of thousands of criminals, gang members and drug mules.
Now we know the potential for undetected entry by
thousands of terrorists who have been attempting and
succeeding in their effort to enter our country by any means
they can devise.

Napolitano declared a state of emergency and has called
for exactly what we have stated is the only solution-military
and National Guard presence on our borders.
That move, of course must be combined with a partnership
with Mexico and a commitment to break up violent cartels
engaged in the commerce of buying and selling illegal
drugs; innocent and willing Human Beings in the trafficking
/smuggling operations; weapons, I.D. theft; kidnapping for
ransom; money laundering; and institutional organized
corruption.

It’s the only logical response, however those who occupy
Washington sometimes act in a less than logical manner.
We’ll have to wait and see.

ARE YOU CRAZY OR JUST NAIVE?

I’m just reading the tea leaves as I see them and I predict
that Napolitano will respond by implementing  what she
knows must be a tough, measured response and aggressive
deployment of the National Guard to the border.
Military assets have already been in place with more arriving next month and folks in D.C. are keenly aware of the cartel wars raging in Mexico.

I predict some construction of the fences may be halted and some other projects will continue; however I remain confident that Obama and Napolitano are going to take a year to aggressively “pump up” the specific resources necessary in completing border security infrastructure before putting together what I think will still equate to a comprehensive  “light”  plan in a year or two.

I predict a plan to make all guest worker visas or ag labor
legislation set to a new paradigm – a flexible approach driven by demand for citizenship matched with labor demands that can be proven cannot be filled by a U.S. citizen.

All studies show that as the boomers retire and die there will
be jobs available in America -no problem with reality,
however those jobs must first be filled from within by
improving our education system and creating more
mathematicians, technicians and scientists.  We must
develop a culture of accountability by creating a system that is so good  for business that they can’t refuse to use it. More on that in future blogs.

I’ll say it one more time in another way.

Jobs must be filled by U.S. citizens first.

Legitimate legal immigrants are allowed in and matched
with available labor needs.
The entire system needs to be realigned from a family
reunification model to a labor demand based system that
insures appropriate national security screening and intense
enforcement directed at the violator as well as the
employer or accomplices.

We don’t need a guest worker program, we already have
temporary seasonal ag visas, we just need a near foolproof
system of accountability and that can be achieved and I
will expound upon that subject in future musings.

Just a few of my predictions for 2009.
In next weeks Newsletter we’ll address our 2009 action plan.

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Just Give Strength a Chance

Just Give Strength a Chance
Iraq type surge needed to win war on drugs and secure our borders and coastal boundaries.
I’m making all my holiday salutations now.  Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year Happy Holiday Season signify a time to I’m thankful for the opportunity to share these words with you. I’m thankful for realizing the fruits of our labor – enforcement is working. The New Year will bring renewed efforts to work on all aspects of the problems created by unsecured borders and mass illegal immigration. We have so much to be thankful for.
It’s likely many of you have responded in many different ways in the weeks post election. I shared my thoughts almost 2 weeks ago and my stance remains the same. Like John Lennon would have, as a conscientious community organizer, I reached out to Obama last week suggesting the importance of  MCDC’s assistance in completing a  realistic and comprehensive approach to border security and illegal immigration.  Like Lennon’s message “just give peace a chance”, I say we establish the peace by just giving strength a chance in 2009. Through strength we will restore peace to our border region with Mexico.

If you missed my message to Obama please visit my blog http://chrissimcox.wordpress.com/

I’m thankful Obama asked for my input.
I’m thankful we have shown great strength in the past year – we built fences – they are working – we need to build more.
I’m Thankful for Border Patrol -enforcement is working and my Christmas wish is we double their ranks with National Guard troops in 2009.
The political implications of our election are still uncertain yet no one is taking a wait and see attitude.

Why?

We already need to start making those calls to our representatives and our message remains firm – No amnesty and a full surge of interior and border security in 2009 and beyond – we must control our borders now!

Why?

It’s a critically urgent national security crisis that has caused both Mexico and the U.S. great harm and will continue to do so. Obama can stop it. Our new administration must deal with the real threat our borders have become, deal with it and establish order to the southern border war region. Even if Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano is put in charge of DHS, no one better shy away from the fact that victory on our own borders must be achieved swiftly and with force.

Click Here to see video of Chris Simcox at David Horowitz Restoration Weekend

http://www.davidhorowitztv.com/restoration-weekend-2008/221-15-border-lines-the-continuing-problem-of-illegal-immigration

Click Here to see video of Texas Sheriff Sigi Gonzalez

http://www.davidhorowitztv.com/restoration-weekend-2008/221-15-border-lines-the-continuing-problem-of-illegal-immigration

Getting tough is working, we are catching up with the many hundreds of thousands of criminals who hide among the “hard working illegal aliens” – both are also leaving voluntarily -attrition through enforcement is working – now is the time for a full surge strategy employed to insure our Hemispheric region is secure and prosperous.

See, from our viewpoint, a surge using National Guard, private security and military assets we can quickly secure our borders and coastal boundaries. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps firmly backs the surge strategy in order to save lives of U.S. citizens who are victims of crimes; in order to prevent people from dying in the desert; to protect all People from Human Trafficking; to win the war on drugs to establish Humane and secure crossings when people migrate for work, education or visitation.

I’m thankful that in a free country I can work to bring about reform. What a great year. Border crossings are down, apprehensions are down 17 percent from last year and for the first time since 1996 agents apprehended under one million people along our southern border. Over a million people have voluntarily returned to Mexico in 2008 – we need to support their efforts to find support from their government.

My New Year’s resolution is to work even smarter and broadcast our message to more people.
I’m grateful we have millions of citizens who have the will to work for reform and understand the importance of fixing these problems. We have a new president and new administration -The world is watching.

We must end the social friction and not allow the media to fan the flames of dissent and distrust.
Multinational cartels now control our borders like the Chinese control the Panama Canal -you can bet they are watching. The security  implications are graphically documented and the recent reports on the war in Mexico, and the NAFTA Highway organized crime cells recently exposed in a Department of Justice Report.

http://www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs25/25921/index.htm#Top

http://m3report.wordpress.com/

I remain hopeful and will continue to pray that Obama makes border security job one.
I’m thankful we can count on all of you to answer the call for action now and in 2009. Our message – No amnesty and full surge of interior and border security.

We know we will be working to introduce legislation in various new states in 2009.  We see the economy is having the desired influence on attrition -people in the U.S. illegally are returning home. If that home is south our border with Mexico then important reform will begin taking root in Mexico and other Latin American countries – however the attitude should not be with animosity towards the U.S., but rather with determination to work for a better life in one’s native country.

The enforcement paradigm is working and should continue especially in regards to border security. Fences are working and construction needs to continue and improvements like topping existing fences with razor wire have proven to act as the most effective deterrent short of the U.S. military.

Workplace enforcement is effective in holding employers accountable, exposing identity theft and locating an alarming number of “undocumented” who have committed other crimes while illegally present in the U.S.
I remain thankful for so much that is right with the world, our country and for so much that we have and value as a society. There I did it, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year all together in one message.
A blessed Holiday Season to everyone,
with great hopes for a prosperous and free New Year,
Chris Simcox

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International Border War First Challenge For President Elect Obama

International Border War First Challenge For President Elect Obama

National Security threatened by International Drug and Human Smuggling Cartels

Joe Biden, our Vice-president elect deserves credit for breaking away from the script to reveal a concern that many on both sides of the aisle consider of paramount importance.
Yes, Barack Obama will be challenged with an in-your-face confrontation in the first six-months of his administration, but then again the same be true for any presidential nominee.

While the media has driven the agenda of the campaign to be the blue collar victim economic panic-we need change campaign the real crisis facing the new president have been ignored, or purposefully covered up.

We have heard little discussion regarding education reform, no mention of out-of-control violent crime and the expansion of gangs, and most importantly a complete news black out on the raging drug wars in Mexico that will spill across our borders about the time our next president swears to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution.

Border security is not about poor migrant workers coming for work – it is about determined, resourceful people who see an opportunity and stop at nothing to acquire and enjoy the desired fruits of their labor, regardless of the carnage left in their wake.

More than 46,000 illegal aliens with U.S. criminal records were caught returning to the U.S. last year to commit more crimes. That number reflects only the Tucson sector!

10 million formally legal visitors have refused to leave the U.S. when ordered to do so and have assumed new identities and are potentially voting in our elections and living off the hard work and investments of the taxpayers.

Drug cartels now control our borders, National Parks and forests, dealing in drugs, weapons, money and Human misery -cartels are within an inch of taking control of the government of Mexico.

Our response plan so far – 500 million tax dollars to assist Mexico’s government in extinguishing the cartels.
Mexican military incursions across our borders have topped 300 in the past 5 years and they continue on an almost daily basis.
Will Obama respond as our past 3 presidents -business as usual?

Or will Obama address the rampant and expanding international drug cartels with connections right down to the black, brown, and white man and woman on street corners across America?

The only presidential candidates not to mention or address these important issues were John McCain and Barak Obama.
It’s time for Obama to not only break the silence but establish a legacy. Before he can bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan he may need to send troops to the new battlefield – the U.S./Mexico border.   Can Obama even bring an end to the war of drugs?

The first international crisis is already in play and will continue to be a raging battle for our southern border.
Obama will be forced to make historic decisions regarding our border and they will be forced at the hands of the violent drug cartels. Or have many in government already been faced with the inevitable and choose not to bring up the subject through coercion?

I mean most every candidate and hapless news reporter or journalist by some means have managed to completely ignore and side-step our billions-of-dollars  spent on a failed war on drugs.

Avoiding the situation has not made the problem go away, it is now the greatest National Security and public safety threat to citizens of Mexico and U.S. citizens. This threat is comprised of heinously violent criminals, members of alliances from Columbia, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba who have bought out or killed most of those who resisted their march toward the northern Mexican border with the United States.

This formidable, well funded, heavily armed Fortune 500 international corporation now controls most of Mexico and has laid claim to our southern border and supply routes north into Canada.
These cartels can bring anything or anyone across our borders, they have the means, the determination and the firepower -we never knew Obama’s or McCain’s or basically anyone’s stance on this critical issue – the media would not allow it. Does Obama have the courage to tackle this threat?

Today, thanks to a brave soul who decided to let slip the case of Obama’s Auntie Zeituni, Americans have learned that upwards of 10 million individuals have entered the country legally, yet overstayed their visas and have refused to report for deportation. Remember, no slight on Obama, this just highlights the importance of this widespread flaw in our system.

Many of the once legal, now turned illegal aliens have easily assumed new identities and or have contemptuously wormed through our broken immigration and social welfare system to defraud the taxpayers. In some cases these squatters receive free housing, free social services, free medical care,free education and yes many are likely to be found on the voter registration rolls of all 50 states. How many may have committed other crimes or are recruited by the gangs and criminal organizations?

Our system of checks and balances is not a joke; our lax attitudes have now resulted in our loss of control or our borders, our immigration system, our financial security and now threatens to upset the balance of power through malicious exploitation of the loopholes and the advertised lack of accountability throughout the system.

Regardless of the outcome of this election, this contest nor any other in our future should become regarded by history as an election won by those stealing the right and privilege to vote based on millions of illegal alien voters.

I have received so many positive responses to our call to civic duty – as Minuteman poll watchers.
We discover we have many Minuteman volunteers who are officially inside the polls as watchers and many others who were positioned outside the 75-100 ft. neutral zone that surrounds polling locations. We know the rules and regulations and follow them.

Just as a neighborhood watch Americans will be volunteering to keep our polling locations safe and secured to those who have the right to vote in our elections.

Along with illegal alien workers who show blatant disregard for our laws to enter the U.S. we also know that last year alone in the just the Tucson sector of Arizona over 46,000 arrested and convicted  murderers, sexual predators, drug dealers and violent criminals re-entered our country after they committed crimes in the U.S. and were previously removed by deportation. They returned again. How many got through and are back on the streets in your community?
We know millions of illegal aliens who have stolen identities of U.S. citizens could also be casting illegal votes.

Not only should we stand vigilant to ensure the rights of all who have a legal right to vote to do so in safety and assurance of the integrity of the system.
When you vote, please insist that your poll worker ask for, and checks your I.D.

These reports will only become more frequent as long as we ignore the situation -it’s not a joke.
Chris Simcox

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Day 10 October Border Blog

Friday, October 10, 2008
A couple of things from the night before were clear, I was concerned that quite a few in the group from last night dropped backpacks and empty water bottles.
I stacked them up so it would be easy to find them. Since we had no confirmation from B.P. about the groups we put together 3- 2 man SAR Teams to scout the area first thing this morning. The first team was out by 6:30 a.m. – second team of 4 were in the field by 8 a.m.

An hour sweep of areas the larger of the groups from last night might have been yielded nothing but footprints and evidence of increased activity. We came up empty.

We moved to the site where I encounter the 2 young males and the unknown remainder of the larger group they were with. This is the group that dropped the backpacks. We returned to see if they had come back to pick up what they had left behind – they had – we could not find the stack of packs and bottles. We did find all the fresh footprints left behind. The groupings of footprints included those of one small child with about a size 3 shoe.
We hope they found water. We thoroughly searched the area until noon and returned to camp. Volunteers put in 3 more hours searching for anyone left behind.
Gene and Mike had arrived, our SAR Team briefed them and then it was time for me to drive back to Phoenix to catch a 6:30 p.m. flight to Des Moines, Iowa. I am speaking at an MCDC sponsored rally/candidate forum at the state capital tomorrow at 1p.m.
Arrived home, showered, packed hugged the wife and kids and back out to the airport.
My flight went well – I checked into my room at 12:30 a.m. central -no dinner again.

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Day 6 October Border Blog

Mike decided to split the camp and move 45 miles away to the I-19 corridor. 10 volunteers moved and set up camp on the Parker Ranch. Border Patrol said they were glad to have us on the other side of the Valley.
Border Patrol were everywhere that night. 13 IA’s were apprehended on the train tracks – our volunteers on the Parker Ranch had no sightings.
Big Irish ran the King’s Anvil operation for the day – the eveing shift was moved to within 7 miles of the border at the request of the Border Patrol. They worked two areas closer to the border tonight but all was quiet – no sightings.
I told everyone at the kick off cookout that this would most likely be the slowest month of October we have ever had – so far my predictions are correct. Border Patrol reports brisk activity all around us – we still are looking for the optimal areas to work.
Weather is comfortable with some wind, but spirits remain high and everyone in camp is getting along swell.

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Day 5 October Border Blog

I returned to Phoenix to catch up on administrative work and spend time with the kids.
Monday, Mike was in charge of camp and is doing a great job. Judy and Florence are taking care of admin and struggling with satellite web problems but we got them fixed.
Tom is answering the phone and managing comms during the day. J.J. arrived to take over evening shift radio comms.
Only a couple of IA’s found today, they were spotted standing next to Highway 86 -giving up and looking for a ride back south.
Monday evening’s shift came up empty -no sightings, no apprehensions. we continue to hear from Border Patrol that they are busy – we just have not been in the right place at the right time -yet.

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Day 4 October Border Blog

Sunday, October 5, 2008 was another

busy day at camp King’s Anvil.
Search and Rescue volunteers worked

the morning searching known trails and

layup areas for any individuals in

distress -none were found. MCDC SART

volunteers then spent the second half of

their day completing a two-day advanced

tactical training course that included

advanced first aid and triage treatment for

critically wounds. Much thanks and

appreciation to Jeff, a genuine

professional instructor, his donation of the

weekend survival self-defense and first-aid course

was a Patriotic contribution to community service and our public safety.

The advantage is ours; our teams are

better prepared for the more diverse

possibilities volunteers could be forced

to deal with. SART volunteers are better

trained to be more effective in

providing emergency response in life

saving rescue situations.

Daily scouting expeditions to the usual

areas of our operations continue to

yield very little evidence of any foot traffic -

bottom line – so far there is evidence

that few people are getting through the

3 line approach of Border Patrol. These days few IA’s

make it as far north of our location in

the Altar Valley . We will continue to

audit the security of as many areas as

possible over the next 25 days.

Sunday Night Shift-
Within 5 minutes of deploying our 5pm

to midnight shift, volunteers literally

stumbled upon a young woman hiding

in the bushes near one of our posts. The

volunteers showed concern and asked

in Spanish if she needed water or

medical attention; she did not respond

seeming not to understand English. She

then got up and moved away and

quickly met up with 3 other young

males hiding in the bushes nearby. The

group of four then moved to circumvent

our volunteers who had already

contacted Border Patrol for assistance.
The small group of four young very

suspicious IA’S then walked around and

between our volunteers who again

asked them if they needed assistance

and to inform them that we had

contacted Border Patrol.
In broken English the young woman

asked “Who are you? To which

volunteers replied that they were Minutemen. They

responded in broken English that they

wanted no help and ran past our

volunteers.
Border Patrol arrived 10 minutes later

and began tracking the group both

from the south and then sent agents to the north – we had

no confirmation if any of the four

were apprehended.
Earlier in the day two other individuals

were located standing on the side of

the road, having given up their travel to

ask for help, to which they were

afforded water, grapes and

Humanitarian support until Border Patrol

agents arrived to take the two into

custody.

The rest of the evening was uneventful

no individuals were sighted.

We are preparing to move operations

to two new areas – intel and

observation pay off as we suspect we

know where activity is picking up.

Sunday I also spent time working admin and camp

supervisor for the morning. I also made my

blog entry and spent much needed

time talking with volunteers. I left

operations at 2pm on Sunday and

returned home to catch up on other

projects like our rally and candidate

forum at the Des Moines,Iowa State

Capital this Saturday.

Tonight, Monday I attended our Phoenix Chapter

meeting of CCM, Coalition for a

Conservative Majority. Tonight’s guest

speaker is former House leader Tom

Delay. I encourage everyone to

research the organization and join or

start a chapter in your area.

WWW.CCMajority.org.

Want to have more fun in your spare

time? Try researching this site.
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org

I will return to the border on Wednesday

morning and will work through Friday

morning and then catch a flight to Iowa

for our Border Security Rally at the state

capital. While I am back on the border we will

work with a French TV

crew on Wednesday and on Friday we

meet with a college group studying the

border crisis.

Here’s another interesting educational

site – is this accurate?
http://www.ballotpedia.org

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The new entrepreneurs

A perfect storm is brewing; it may be a longer than usual hurricane season. The United States Congress seems to be hanging on for dear life, and the media portends to do everything to incite panic in the streets. It’s a perfect train wreck of social issues that are simultaneously colliding at the intersection of electing the 44th president of the United States – I expect a heck of a fireworks show. Instead of laying blame let’s just admit it’s the fault of all the greedy people who decided to push the envelope, and the bubble has finally burst.

Or has it?

7 -years post 3,000 people murdered on 9-11-01 is already considered another fading historical icon of importance. We have not all abandoned common sense and overreacted; however the nation will struggle to respond to and cope with what I see as the equivalent of an economic 9/11. We shouldn’t panic…right? – even though most people would respond, “yeah, easy for you to say”.

Today I noticed that business continued to thrive, Americans were working, shopping and enjoying life. I have a feeling that many folks now realize they forgot to save money and invested unwisely and millions are coming to the stark reality that they had been living beyond their means. And trust me they had accomplices to aid their irresponsible spending – involved in the heinous faux bliss were plenty of enablers driven by their own greed and hunger for success , they were ready and willing to assist us in our final drowning moments of gluttony.

I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m a little suspicious that within Bush’s first year of office we manage to endure the attack on the home front, only to in the name of security and protection to have the Patriot Act shoved down our throats, forever cinching up another full notch on the collar of freedom . And now, just a few months before Bush signs out -literally, the shock and awe of the financial September 11, 2008 financial meltdown is just settling in.A war is raging south of our border as we have allowed the Columbian, Venezuelan and Mexican drug cartels to rule our borders and they own most of the Mexican government – they are poised along our border and are now ready to take on the U.S. government and anyone else who gets in the way of their illicit commerce.No one wants us looking in that direction -but many of us are waving the red flag at the angry bull attempting to get the media and elected officials to pay attention.

No the main stream media is doing all they can to distract your attention away from war, drugs, poverty, violence and the fact that we have our neighbor to the south is a vice-like control of our border. The panic is the financial shy is falling. Do not think for a minute that I buy into the panic – I consider what is happening to be nothing more than a much needed correction in the markets and I look forward to a level playing field and more secure and stable markets. When the smoke clears there will still be life as we know it but we asked for it, and we are getting what we deserve, an inevitably painful correction in our markets, values and lifestyles.

Something does weigh on my mind and continues to be of great concern. Can you imagine the implications of the government succeeding in stealing our tax dollars, then to prospect and invest our money back into the risky bailout of our decadent irresponsible actions? It’s like the drug-dealing addict talking another addict into checking in to his rehab center while he continues to sell him drugs.

I don’t know about you but I won’t “bank” on the government managing our private investment institutions – that just gives them immunity from any prosecution if they fleece the people. At least now we have the opportunity of correcting the system and the symptom we are ailing from – the gluttony of our own greed.

One thing we must not do is go rushing into Congress throwing together a half baked plan to save the economy – please, spare the histrionics.What we want is for congress and the business world to come together and fix the problems regarding oversight and accountability – but allow the private U.S. sector to bail us out -someone must have faith in the good ole U.S.A.

Just at a time when Americans may just be clamoring for any job that they can get, at any wage, we have the state’s leading newspaper, the Arizona Republic allowing editorials like Craig Harris’ September 24, 2008 column, ‘Chamber supports immigration reform’. Here we go again, we have a leftist newspaper siding with the leftist cheating Chamber of Commerce and those crooks in the business community who have spent over a million dollars to undo the will of the people. On top of that business is trying to convince the voters to not hold businesses accountable for hiring legal workers or they will go bankrupt – uh, well then they better come up with a new business plan – because the voters are not going to be duped again. Don’t these guys ever learn their lesson?

All of these powerful forces providing cover for the illegal alien sham on the taxpayer that is being played out. Of course, Harris immediately dupes the reader in the first sentence by reminding us that the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, “opposed the state’s employer sanctions law” which is actually the Fair and Legal employment act, there are no sanctions only accountability, which just says everyone must play by the rules. After all, that’s what attracts immigrants to a country where doing business is based on profits through integrity, honesty, and not exploiting labor.

Harris also reminds us that he supports those who thinks like him. Those who would invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into a media campaign and ad campaign endorsed by civil rights activists extremist Mayor Phil Gordon and even chief business executives. These so-called community and business leaders instead of working in their communities and in our schools to encourage the next generation of students to do the work available in America by Americans, they would rather invest their money into an ad campaign that asked us as taxpayers to ignore fraud, unfair business practices, exploitation of workers, and never mentioned the way too many preventable crimes committed by too many of the so-called good intentioned, hard working children of God taking jobs Americans won’t take.What about the victims, the U.S. citizen -when when our interests come first -I think “we the people” may just end up fully engaged in a reform movement come January 20th of next year if not before.

To do, what is right, may not be popular. Certainly, what the media tells us is popular, is not right. When it comes to feeling America’s pain, we the voters know a darn bit more than the newspaper editors and corporate czars of business. If we don not secure our borders, clean up the crime and corruption and play by the rules, we may be living under the rule of the drug cartels and the Human smugglers who are moving their way to a business near you. After all the cartels are just beginning to lobby to do business the way that best suits their style and principles. Today Arizona business owners, the Arizona Republic and Arizona Chamber of Commerce are paving the way for the new business entrepreneurs. I suspect the AZ Republic will soon begin to sympathize with the cartels as the blood runs in the streets of our communities like it is in Mexico.

Chris Simcox

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Simcox supports JD Hayworth -Here’s why.

I suspect that my sudden announcement to drop out of the Arizona U.S. Senate race caught many
of you off guard. Speaking for my wife and family, it was something we knew we had to do. This race
had quickly become bigger than what our family could manage; when JD Hayworth entered the
race we were financially unable to continue. My campaign message, however popular and
appealing, it seems, was way too ahead of its time – you liked it, but folks obviously did not feel
comfortable funding it. As I heard over and over, “how can you compete against 5 million dollars?”.
I still ask, “So how much are you getting for your vote?”

I sincerely thank my wife and family, Eric, Bob, Barbara, Linda, Jason, Mark, Lee and the many volunteers and supporters of this your campaign. My thanks is direct and sincere; I will take the rest of this lengthy note to explain how I see the value of our campaign, the value of supporting JD Hayworth and why the Tea Party activist movement is the important component as we lead a much needed repair and correction that must take place at all levels of government.

My decision to end our campaign was an eleventh hour decision, one that was really not difficult because I remain a rational and practical man who continues to see a picture much bigger than our campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Last April we were the first to stand up and challenge the establishment, something I am proud to have done. I knew the electorate was growing restless yet had a common goal, to restore Constitutional government. After all, that is why our borders and illegal immigration are so important. It is the primary duty of the government to provide for the common welfare by securing our borders and “managing” the flood of humanity that desires to enter our shores for whatever reason.
I have been an activist for 8 years and I realize change only occurs when you figure out how to
compel people to become not just vocal and active, but to do research, learn where reliable
accurate info can be found, how to analyze it and apply our efforts in rational, proactive and
educationally meaningful endeavors.

Our activism is easy to promote; borders, security, law and order, and Constitutional conservative
leadership. We walk the walk and do the most to preserve individual liberties by doing the most to
identify and repeal ways in which government oppresses our freedoms. Nine months ago our
campaign challenged the status quo right between the eyes and I have carried the message to the
Republican establishment all across Arizona.

Our campaign represents just the first shot fired around the nation – we took on the most sinister
element, a progressive, socialist masquerading as the leader and conscience of the Reagan
Republican party. Our campaign helped educate thousands and bring hundreds of Republicans
(and independents back to the party) as brand new first time precinct committeemen.

Thousands of people heard me speak of the importance of independence from the party and the
healing we can bring to the party by reminding them that the Constitution comes first, not party
loyalty.

Thousands of people heard me promote learning by reading the 5000 Year Leap by Skousen, along
with studies in economic principles by Hayek and Ludwig Von Mises to name just a few.
Thousands of minds, perceptions and biases were challenged; thousands of people were offered a
new approach to public service, a new ideal that begins with the basic fundamentals.
To me that is a complete success and I will aggressively continue my educational endeavors

As of today I have received tremendous support for my decision to support JD Hayworth as “our”
best shot to accomplish 3 things:

1. Give this seat back to the people of Arizona.

2. Move our state party back to individual liberty, the restoration of constitutional limits on
government and the judiciary, and the promotion of free enterprise, national defense and traditional
American values in the post McCain era.

3. Continue my efforts to see our borders secured and our education system free of progressive
programs and government/union control.

Why do I support JD Hayworth?

Lots of reasons.

When I look at JD’s support team, his endorsements, his ability to fundraise, well, like I said, I’m a
reasonable and practical man. The reality is that I look over at JD’s team and I see all the people I
have worked with at the GRASSROOTS level in the state for the past 8 years. We have all been
working on the same team for a long, long time. We have endured the most hateful attacks and in
turn have exposed one of the most divisive and deadly issues facing our nation. We are in the
greatest sense a unique band of determined brother and sister citizens.

I made a pledge that I would not engage in dirty politics and will never do so – but folks need to
consider this about Jim Deakin – where has he been for the past 8 years? That’s not dirty, that’s reality, and not meant to demean Mr. Deakin’s life efforts in any way.

I say this only to illustrate why I support Hayworth. This is my first time running for office, but it is not my
first year in politics; I look around at the people supporting Hayworth – and see those of us who are
survivors on a battlefield strewn with casualties and failed attempts to correct the wrongs.

When I look around at those I stand shoulder to shoulder with today as we continue to lead this
reform, I see my friends and colleagues; true warriors, tested, trusted and imbued with the wisdom
and true grit necessary to survive. So as a collective group of worker bees, we see the best shot at
correcting the system is to attack from all sides, and with all hands on deck.

When I look around at my colleagues on the front lines, we all look at each other with a knowing
realization that we are all now poised to lead, while others have failed or given up. Be careful what
you ask for – we must be mindful never to make the same mistakes as our predecessors. We do have
an advantage though, for most of us are blue collar, working class, but intelligent people and we
have been on the front lines for many years. We are the grassroots; we are the independent Tea
Party citizens who are fed up with the elite telling us they are best suited for this complicated and
sophisticated job of governing.

I support JD Hayworth because when I look around at our team I see so many people who have
worked hard to retire McCain’s moderate, progressive base, by purging RINOS both in office and at
the party level in our great state of Arizona.

I support JD Hayworth because together we have stood toe- to- toe, face-to-face with McCain for
many long years. We have worked side by side. JD stood with me in Washington D.C. and along with
dozens of other elected Congressmen supported my efforts to bring attention to border security.

I support JD Hayworth because we both have directly testified before congress and challenged the
status quo. I support JD Hayworth because we both directly challenged the President of the United
States and told him he was wrong.

Jim Deakin, welcome to the team, you have much to offer, but you are a brand new player in the
true grassroots, independent movement in this state. I will say the same about many whom now
consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement. I welcome folks new to the movement that
started in 2001. I look forward to sharing what I have learned and encouraging and mentoring others
who now understand that more effort than complaining and yelling will be required to get us back
to basics.

We, the supporters of JD Hayworth are comprised of great patriots who were the first voices, post
9/11, to attack the corruption of the two-party political class system in Arizona and we are proud of
it. But I knew attacking this from within the party was the only way to repair systemic damage where
the party of my choice is controlled by a few.

Jim Deakin and Chris Simcox are now just two of over a thousand new precinct committeemen in
Maricopa County alone! We have work to do to continue as leaders and we can do that by
supporting our best chance to work as a team to accomplish our immediate and long range goals -
individual liberty, the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and the
promotion of free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values.

JD has been with us. When I say “us”, I refer to the brash, firebrands within our state Republican party
who have worked to bring us to this day – we are on the cusp of retiring, gracefully and with respect,
the McCain Republican party establishment in our state.

When I sat down to vet JD it was not hard to see his commitment as an ally who is not afraid of the
controversial issues and I know he does not back down.
When I looked over at JD’s team I see all the people I have been working with for many years. It was like they were standing there, one eyebrow cocked, arms crossed, foot tapping, impatiently waiting
for me to come aboard what is definitely our best chance to move our conservative Constitutional
agenda forward.

Some of the reactions to my decision that were posted on blogs and my Facebook page where JD is accused to be the same as McCain may in context of the past be accurate in a narrow scope of
focus. Some just want to throw the baby out with the bathwater and want all “new” people – be
careful because that is not always the correct choice. In the big picture I feel JD has a unique quality that motivates me to support him – his ability to bring experience and the humility to take responsibility for mistakes, to learn from those mistakes, try new approaches and respond to the will of the people.
JD has the support of the people, and I will lend him mine, for I still desire to serve in any capacity to
advance liberty as I continue to work with the wisdom and respect of my trusted colleagues in mind.
And when the “labelist”, those who buy into the media/internet driven labels like neo-con, big
spender, etc. want to criticize my decision, well, for me, a guy who takes no endorsements and
eschews categories and labels – it is a no-brainer folks. My message will remain intact and I will share
it with JD in order to bring your voice, my supporters, to JD’s campaign for Arizona. He is already
appreciative of and responsive to your suggestions and ideas that have been expressed on behalf
of our campaign.

Finally, when I look around at the people supporting JD is see all those who deserve credit for
helping JD take the border security/illegal immigration issue seriously. JD has illustrated many times
that he has the capacity to respond to his constituents and take on tough issues that were not
politically advantageous. Previous to my stance on the border and our push for Proposition 200 here
in Arizona, JD was soft on the issue; he is now a champion for border security and a responsible
immigration system.

For those of you who may not have worked in Washington D.C. or around any level of government
for the past 8 years I can verify that you as constituents are going to lead the trends that will more
often than not dictate how your representative acts and votes. In response to JD having brought
home the pork in the past, well, when you receive so much support from your supporters to do so -
well, what is a representative supposed to do? It might have been the thing to do at the time, but
you and I know, we the people have altered that practice, hopefully forever. We say no and JD will say no.

I am confident in JD and encourage you to challenge him more on the future needs for our country,
rather than judge him on nothing more than party promoted greed in the past. JD works with the
grassroots conservatives and this year’s election of JD Hayworth represents a strong expression of
liberty by the will of the people of Arizona.

I have many opportunities and many people have asked me to look at another office at the state level. As a family, we are looking at our options to serve. I still have some outstanding bills to pay to settle my accounts and I appreciate your continued support in helping us retire our debt.
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Simcox to remain in race to counter McCain/Hayworth media show

It’s been an interesting week for our campaign.

First, Linda and Jason Mow went to Haiti to save orphaned children. May God bless their work. The Mow’s have been crucial to coordinating my schedule, so I’m trying to line-up as many events as possible myself. You can help by making a contribution that will enable us to bring aboard others to lend a hand in their absence.

Next, J.D. Hayworth, another establishment big-spending Republican, jumped into the race for the U.S. Senate. I’m not challenging John McCain, or Hayworth, or the Republican Party. I’m challenging the voters to educate themselves and decide how they want to manage their representational seat.

Since I started my campaign last April, I’ve been humbly sharing my message through grassroots campaigning. We’ve collected signatures; we’ve raised funds; and, we have a solid following whose message to me is this: STAY IN THE RACE! And I will.

Ours is a blue-collar, middle-class, common sense message. I will serve the people of the United States and Arizona by defending the Constitution and protecting our civil liberties. As a Constitutional conservative I am straight forward in principle: I will work for the Constitution, not for the party.

I invite you to view my video blogs wherein we explain how most politicians are avoiding our nation’s problems. Instead, they aim to solve their own problem of getting elected and re-elected. That goal consumes and colors their every decision, and guides their every calculated move. Thus is true of both McCain and Hayworth.

McCain versus Hayworth will further illustrate how getting re-elected means obfuscating how much legislation actually hurts businesses and citizens alike. McCain/Hayworth will display how campaign promises are designed to reward the special interests that help a candidate. And, how politicians push policies that ultimately do great harm to our Constitution and to our individual liberties.

We must reverse this trend. We must shrink government. We must change the political paradigm, while there’s still time.

Last night the voters in Maricopa agreed and that message rang true, resulting in more signatures and financial support to help me stay in the race as the powerful Republican machine will now attempt to absorb all funding for their two party establishment candidates.

Your support is crucial to keeping our voice ringing true above the din of political rhetoric as usual.
I look forward to speaking to the voters at the East Valley Tea Party: Super bowl of Conservative Candidates Open House
January 30th 12 Noon – 8PM,
The Burke Basic School
(the old Foxworth building, East of Skateland),131 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210

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Simcox Responds to McCain’s No Vote for Sotomayor

Here are some reflections on my appearance on MSNBC-TV today to discuss Sen. John McCain’s “No” vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonja Sotomayor.

I agree with some political commentators who wrote that McCain’s vote may have been an expedient political maneuver because McCain is facing a serious primary challenge. I am that challenge. So I gladly awoke at 4:30 a.m. to support the notion that McCain voted “No” in order to gain, or better, to appease the so-called “”conservative Republican”” votes over “Hispanic” votes in his battle to be re-nominated in 2010.

My point on MSNBC was based on what I believe, and that’s this:

It’s a shame that we still discuss politics in terms of racial or ethnic demography. It’s Sonja Sotomayor’’s association with overtly ethnic supremacist organizations that represents a problem. It should immediately disqualify her as a Supreme Court nominee. Any judge, or law enforcement agent, should be scrutinized closely if they’ve associated with a group that uses racial identification as their primary belief system. Sotomayor’’s association with La Raza, MALDEF, MECHA, et al., should immediately exclude her, or anyone else, from ever being a judge, in my opinion.

A judge must apply the law consistently and inclusively. Lady Justice is blind to any ethnocentric-biased creed or value system based on race or religion. A Supreme Court Justice’s job is to protect American citizens by ensuring that the laws and practices of the nation’s lower courts remain in -line with the freedoms and liberties claimed for all citizens in the Constitution, and in its amendments.

In a press release several weeks ago, I stated that I would have made up my mind on Sotomayor early in the confirmation process. What took McCain so long? The fundamental issue is about protecting the people, by way of our Constitution, and not allowing one’s life experiences to be the lens through which a judge makes decisions. To rule on the basis of personal bias negatively affects the lives of all our nation’s citizens – citizens whose rights are all protected by our Constitution.

It’s time politicians stop making political calculations about the percentage of ethnic voter groups, and stop taking self-serving positions based on racial, ethnic or religious considerations, as I believe McCain did.

I’m running for the Senate as an independent Republican. I’m not beholdening to, nor am I held captive by, any party system. I am accountable to all the people in Arizona, and first and foremost I must follow the Constitution. I believe in the Republican Party’s stated ideals and platforms, many of which are being under-represented today in Congress. These are the factors that will influence my votes in the Senate.
Watch Video Here

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/32268127#32284172

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Troubling news abound in this WSj article and the news that we have a surplus of Army National Guardsmen. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124174053175598779.html#mod%3DdjemEditorialPage%26articleTabs%3Darticle A Pacific Warning. Australia prepares for U.S. decline. If Australia is concerned about the security of the Pacific region we know our enemies are also paying attention. Our Western flank and the Gulf of Mexico are already vulnerable security risks, examples being boatloads of drugs and illegal aliens found beached as far north as Santa Barbara. Our southern border and the Gulf coast of Texas and Mexico is rife with organized smuggling operations. The resourceful transportation techniques include cartels utilizing ultralight aircraft, scuba divers and even a small fleet of drug smuggling submarines. Australia is bulking up its defenses in response to our inability to defend the region and understands under the current administration the situation will get worse before it gets better. Obama has no interest in stimulating our economy through a strong national defense and no doubt the enemies of America are plotting to exploit our well advertised weak links in Regional Homeland Security. China owns the Panama Canal and is building military defenses in our back yard. Obama seems to be missing the obvious in addressing border and coastal security. A couple of hundred new special agents are planned to address a major security crisis while tens of thousands of Army reservists are not used to fill the gap to prevent any illegal entry in remote under protected areas. Instead of cutting back on recruitment and actually planning to reduce the numbers of personnel why are we not utilizing them to secure our borders and coasts? People need jobs and we have plenty of work to accomplish along our borders and coastal boundaries; let’s put America to work defending America. A strong defense is for the common good, It’s common sense and it’s Constitutionally sound practice and the mandated responsibility of our U.S. Senate. The only jobs Obama has any business creating and funding are defense jobs because his oath is to protect our life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness. Thank God for those who serve in our U.S. military, the more the better.

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Obama’s socialism, a weak national defense

Troubling news abound in this WSj article and the news that we have a surplus of Army National Guardsmen. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124174053175598779.html#mod%3DdjemEditorialPage%26articleTabs%3Darticle
A Pacific Warning. Australia prepares for U.S. decline.

If Australia is concerned about the security of the Pacific region we know our enemies are also paying attention. Our Western flank and the Gulf of Mexico are already vulnerable security risks, examples being boatloads of drugs and illegal aliens found beached as far north as Santa Barbara. Our southern border and the Gulf coast of Texas and Mexico is rife with organized smuggling operations. The resourceful transportation techniques include cartels utilizing ultralight aircraft, scuba divers and even a small fleet of drug smuggling submarines.

Australia is bulking up its defenses in response to our inability to defend the region and understands under the current administration the situation will get worse before it gets better. Obama has no interest in stimulating our economy through a strong national defense and no doubt the enemies of America are plotting to exploit our well advertised weak links in Regional Homeland Security.
China owns the Panama Canal and is building military defenses in our back yard.

Obama seems to be missing the obvious in addressing border and coastal security. A couple of hundred new special agents are planned to address a major security crisis while tens of thousands of Army reservists are not used to fill the gap to prevent any illegal entry in remote under protected areas. Instead of cutting back on recruitment and actually planning to reduce the numbers of personnel why are we not utilizing them to secure our borders and coasts?

People need jobs and we have plenty of work to accomplish along our borders and coastal boundaries; let’s put America to work defending America. A strong defense is for the common good, It’s common sense and it’s Constitutionally sound practice and the mandated responsibility of our U.S. Senate. The only jobs Obama has any business creating and funding are defense jobs because his oath is to protect our life, liberty and our pursuit of happiness. Thank God for those who serve in our U.S. military, the more the better.

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